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The search for cures from the rainforest

Author: Carol Ballard
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI, USA : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2005.
Series: Science quest.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : North American edView all editions and formats
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Takes the reader on a hunt for new remedies from the rain forest and explains how scientists develop medicines by studying the rich variety of life in Earth's rain forests.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ballard
ISBN: 0836845544 9780836845549
OCLC Number: 56729589
Notes: Originally published: Kent, U.K. : Ticktock Media, 2004.
Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Plants that heal --
Finding rain forest plants --
Ethnobotany --
Analyzing plants --
Search for chemicals --
In the laboratory --
Testing on humans --
Into the future --
Case study: Medicine from Madagascar --
Case study: From poison to remedy --
Case study: A magical oil --
Case study: A new drug --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Science quest.
Other Titles: Cures from the rainforest
Search for cures from the rain forest
Responsibility: Carol Ballard.

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Takes the reader on a hunt for new remedies from the rain forest and explains how scientists develop medicines by studying the rich variety of life in Earth's rain forests.

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